SB91 COVID-19 Rent Relief Landlord Checklist

SB91 rent relief landlord checklist

What is needed to apply for COVID-19 Rent Relief?

All of the following must be checked so that a landlord can be eligible to apply for COVID-19 Rent Relief.

  • Must be the property owner or the property management agency with legal authority to rent the property.
  • Must have one or more eligible tenants with unpaid rent between April 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2021.
  • Must have a written agreement with at least one eligible tenant.
  • Landlord must agree to waive 20% of the unpaid rent due between April 1st, 2020 and March 31st, 2021.

If a landlord meets ALL of the above requirements, the landlord is eligible to apply for COVID-19 Rent Relief. To apply, you will need to have the following handy.

  • IRS W-9 form
  • Verify residence (at least ONE of the following)
    • Lease agreement
    • State issued program ID with license
    • Official letter from third party showing name and address
    • Government issued library card
    • Utility statements from provider
  • Owner verification (at least ONE of the following)
    • Property deed
    • Mortgage statement
    • Property tax documents
    • Homeowner insurance
  • To verify rent owed (at least ONE of the following)
  • A current and valid lease which has been signed by the tenant and landlord which identifies the rental unit where the eligible tenant lives AND establishes the rental payment amount.
  • If you don’t have a signed lease, you can use
    • bank statements
    • copies of check stubs or other documents which establishes a pattern of rental payments
    • Written declaration by the landlord who can be verified as the owner or management company of the rental unit.

Important to keep in mind: All paperwork is subject to be cross-referenced with other government agencies and third party databases. This is to verify the validity of the submitted items and information by the applicant.

How do I apply for COVID-19 Rent Relief?

You can apply by visiting https://housing.ca.gov/, and click on “CA COVID-19 Rent Relief”

If you have any questions regarding the application process, help with gathering these documents, 15 day notices or any other matter regarding SB91 COVID-19 Rent Relief, please contact our office – 1-800-686-8686 or email intake@fastevict.com